WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Military officials in Massachusetts say the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains on Wednesday was killed. The pilot and jet were with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Officials have not released the name of the pilot.
BOSTON (AP) - Attorney general hopeful Warren Tolman has released a new television ad focusing on the issue of guns. The ad shows the Democratic candidate outside the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, pledging to push for so-called "smart gun technology," including fingerprint trigger locks, on all new guns sold in the state.
BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston this week. Prosecutors say a man became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him on a Miami-to-Paris flight on Wednesday. He's accused of grabbing the arm of a crewman who tried to calm him. It's at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week.
BOSTON (AP) - The state Department of Revenue has announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses. The amnesty program will run from September 1st through October 31st. It applies to unpaid taxes billed on or before July 1st. About 300,000 taxpayers will receive a notice next month notifying them that they qualify for the tax amnesty program.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center. The university announced the gift from the former Hoyas star yesterday on Green's 28th birthday. He helped lead Georgetown to the Final Four in 2007 and was the Number 5 overall pick in the NBA draft that year.
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